Old Rusted Contraption

Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu. Mar. 26, 2009 7:52 am

They are a two stage air compressor, drill press and engine lathe.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: Steve.N On: Thu. Mar. 26, 2009 8:32 am

If the air compressor is free I wouldn't be supprised that it would still work. It would be a dandy for anyone needing a big volume of compressed air
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu. Mar. 26, 2009 8:54 am

You win the prize.. An old belt drive lathe, and an old aircompressor, apparently missing the motor, or maybe it is belt drive too, I can't see enough to tell.

The lathe is rusted junk, but the compressor may still be good,, who knows..

Greg L

Opps,, I missed the drill press.

mikeandgerry wrote:It has pistons that pipe to a tank...looks like a big air compressor to me. but then again, the other side looks like a lathe. Perhaps its an air driven lathe?

Got me.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: brckwlt On: Thu. Mar. 26, 2009 4:55 pm

None of this is mine. I just sits in the parking lot where I work. ive been there for three years and its been there all of that time, I sure a lot longer. If someone would be interested, I could try and find out who the owner of the rusted junk pile is, maybe?
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130

Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: djackman On: Thu. Mar. 26, 2009 5:28 pm

Lathe is pretty rusty but the tailstock, headgear and carriage might be worth something to the right person.

Triple jug air compressor could supply more wind than the average political speech.

Overall, I'd take the motor & stepped drive pullys from the lathe and mount them on the drill press, get it freed up and working. Those ancient low-speed camelback drillpresses are great for big holes in material. The drill press doesn't look that bad overall - I've seen far worse become operational with a little TLC.

Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: FT22 (aka 202) installed!

Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: jpete On: Thu. Mar. 26, 2009 5:39 pm

I love the disclaimer! Every company should have one of these! :D

Attention stupid! Working with old machinery is Not for amateurs! Due to the age of these drills, most parts are unavailable and must be made by a competent machinist. These drills are obsolete! Many of the original manufacturers have gone completely out of business or have changed ownership and no longer stock parts for the old drills. Buyer beware! You are on your own if you buy one of these old drills. There are no longer any parts made for these drills. If you break something, then you manufacture your own parts. If you have a problem with making your own parts then DON'T buy one of these drills. Are you an idiot? Are you too stupid to understand this? I can't help you if you buy a broken drill. In fact I just don't care. If you buy one of these drills and it doesn't work and you aren't skilled enough to figure it out on your own, then don't bother me because I can't help you. These drills are for experts that can figure these things out on their own. Not for morons that buy broken tools and expect everyone else in the world to help them for free. If you have to ask me how to do it, then you haven't got what it takes to service one of these old drills.
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Re: Old Rusted Contraption

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri. Mar. 27, 2009 9:14 am

I've got the sister to that drill press. Wish my support for the table was in that good shape. Mine has a large band of steel wrapped around it and bolted into place.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.